Robert B. Gibson ’52 died on November 8, 2011, at his home in King, North Carolina.
He was born on April 22, 1930, in Reading, Mass., and prepared for college at Reading High School and Lenox School. He was vice president of the student council at Bowdoin and a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He went on to study at Temple University. After a career in human resources, he retired as director of human resources at the Export-Import Bank of the United States in Washington D.C. He served to sergeant in the Army during the Korean War and was a member of the Lions Club for many years. In retirement, he enjoyed delivering meals for senior citizens. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nadine Rak Gibson; daughter Joanne “Jody” Gibson; sons Robert Bartlett Gibson Jr. and Matthew Dodge Gibson; sister Mary Cubelli; three grandchildren, and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by brother Ralph D. Gibson ’50, and grandson, U.S. Army Sgt. Kenneth Bartlett Gibson, who was killed in action while serving in Iraq.